Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Creative Space

I thought I'd give My Creative Space a go this week as I have been busting to tell you about my new pants...well not MY new pants but the ones I'm making for little boys.



After some discussion with Kylie we decided the name of these pants from here on in shall be known as the HOBO pants.



When I was going to a patchwork and quilting group a few years ago, you need hand work to do whilst chatting away with your table mates.



So I started making one inch finished squares on papers and sewing them together and making nine patches.



The theme of my quilt was going to be tartans, stripes and checks, they could be woven or printed fabric, I didn't care as long as it was cotton. People would give me bits and pieces from their stash all the time ! You see they could really give me their scraps because I was the crazy woman cutting up tiny squares.



Well short story long I have heaps and heaps of these squares and really wanted to use them,I knew I wasn't going to ever get to that quilt, so I thought about how I could use them in my work today.







I wanted something different too that I knew no one else could possibly ever have, to embellish my vintage chenille pants...



So I offer you the HOBO pants for my creative space and will try to do it again next week too!



Why not pop over to Kirstys and look at all the really creative people.







9 comments:

Naomi said...

A great use for small scraps. I like it!

Liesl said...

They are really cute pants - I love the nine patch embellishment.

Little Snoring said...

Lovely... I love tartan and those squares are so small and cute...

beck said...

I like the pants and the little bit of history that goes with them! The squares add a nice touch and I love the name xo

Buy Design said...

Very cute, and no two the same.
I love My creative space day but I get very little work done.
Fiona

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I absolutely know what you mean re needing something for the craft group. I'm planning on starting a hexagon quilt for the same reason. your little squares look amazing andthe chenille pants a blast.
My Creative Space

Di's Quilting and Craft said...

Good to see those itty bitty nine patches being put to good use. The pants are very cute with this little addition. PS I didn't think you were nuts!

Beach Vintage said...

Love the name of the pants. I love chenille squares!

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

Very creative and unique Mim.. Love them.
xxoo